So I'm going to go out on a limb here... and I BET you own a wood pellet stove... (not rocket science) and are either....
- Right about to pull the trigger on $1000 or so in pellets and want to see what others have experienced burning the brand of pellets you are about to buy.
- have already purchased and now REALLY UPSET that you bought a bunch of CRAP!
- Or... like me, is a wood pellet stove owner that exibits certain behaviors and fully excepts and understands that....
- Heating with wood pellets save me money and you love to save money.
- Wood pellets are the best way to heat my house AND save money
- Understands that the wife just doesn't understand why they are so awesome and why I have to turn around while driving up Rt. 4 in VT on our vacation because I saw a brand of pellets I have never burned before at some hardware store
- My stove is sexy,,, and I only want to feed it the best.
- Wants to see how hot my stove can actually get (and invested in a thermal infra-red scanner) after finding yet another brand of pellets claiming to be "Super Premium Pellets"
- Want to click on all the google ads here so I can make a few $$$.. (thank you BTW)
Hey!, .... thus..... my wood pellet reivews site.
Understanding the properties of wood pellets helps consumers to choose wisely when stocking up fuel, making the most of their heating investment. You may have seen wood pellet products labelled as softwood pellets or hardwood pellets, and wondered which to choose. Many people would assume that, like campfire or wood stove fuel, hardwood is best, but in the case of wood pellets that assumption would be wrong.
What Are Hardwood and Softwood Pellets?
Wood heating pellets are manufactured using wood fibers, made from sawdust and lumber byproducts, among other things. Whether those ingredients come from a hardwood (or deciduous) tree or a softwood (also known as coniferous) tree makes no difference in the overall quality of the finished wood pellet. Many manufacturers actually sell a blended pellet in today’s market, consisting of both types. This blended product burns just as well as the unblended types.
Hardwood burns longer or slower on an open fire (wood stove, campfire, etc.) due to the greater density or weight of the wood. Softwood is less dense or lighter, meaning flames can reduce the wood to ash quicker. But in that case you are comparing logs or firewood. Comparing wood pellets does not stack up the same way..... read more